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Legal Showdown: Texas Bus Company Takes Chicago to Court Over Migrant Drop-offs

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A Texas bus company has filed a lawsuit against Chicago, claiming that an ordinance restricting the dropping off of migrants violates the U.S. and Illinois Constitutions.

The ordinance imposes fines and penalties on bus companies for unloading migrants outside designated hours and locations.

The company argues that the ordinance restricts migrants from entering Chicago and violates constitutional rights.

The lawsuit also contends that the ordinance infringes on federal immigration policy and violates the Illinois Constitution.

“Rather than welcoming migrants and giving them sanctuary, Chicago is turning its back on those wishing to travel here by enacting an ordinance that targets the transportation companies that transport migrants from our southern border to their desired destination – Chicago – in violation of Plaintiff’s constitutional rights,” the lawsuit reads.

“This case is about allowing immigrants the opportunity to call Chicago home,” the lawsuit added.

“I’m a little surprised, quite frankly, to see that the city has passed an ordinance, which is so clearly unconstitutional, and then is aggressively pursuing enforcement of that ordinance by filing 95 different lawsuits against these companies,” Mike Kozlowski said.

The bus company is seeking compensatory damages and attorney’s fees, while Chicago’s mayor had previously expressed support for migrants coming to the city.

“Chicago is a sanctuary city. As such, we must always resist attempts to pit communities against each other and extend this sanctuary promise to everyone who needs it in our city – both long-time residents and newcomers alike,” Chicago Mayor Brandon Johnson’s website read.

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